Author : Darren Tay, World Champion of Public Speaking 2016 “Now, you can improve your value by 50 percent just by learning communication skills–public speaking. If that’s the case, see me after class and I’ll pay you $150,000.” Warren Buffett, on a serious note, upped
Author: Kathleen H. Staley, Ph.D. Initial Considerations Glossophobia – the fear of public speaking It is the single most common phobia (fear) Approximately 75% of people experience this You are not alone in your fear You cannot eliminate your fear–but you CAN manage and reduce it.
Author: Richard Feloni Not even the best ideas can put you on the path to success if no one will listen to you. Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk last year that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front
Author : Richard Feloni Five and a half years ago, Joshua Rinaldi would shake while giving a speech. Today he’s the president of New York Toastmasters, the New York City chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization of 14,350 speaking clubs across 122 countries. How did Rinaldi transform
Author : Rich Hopkins Some speakers seem to be born funny. Luckily, true humor is the result of discovery within the ordinary—meaning you can glean funny material from everyday life. Here are five tips to help you prepare for your Humorous Speech Contest. You may
Author : Richard Feloni Whether you’re presenting to a group of five coworkers or a room full of 500 strangers, it’s sure to be stressful. But you don’t have to let your nerves get the best of you, says speaker Todd Herman, a leadership consultant who
I interviewed the 2007 District 36 speech evaluation contest champion, Christine Clapp, on November 30th, 2012. Though she is a successful educator, keynote speaker, and speaking coach, she graciously shared her deepest insights. In her words, here are the secrets to winning the Toastmasters speech evaluation contest. Christine’s
Settle your nerves with these simple strategies for sharp responses. 1. Don’t Panic If you can, just stop caring about Table Topics. Remember, everyone in the audience has been in your position, has probably dried up at some point and is willing you to do